...to the 4th International Workshop on Lightweight Integration on the Web (ComposableWeb 2012), to be held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2012) in Berlin, Germany, on July 23, 2012.

Workshop Rationale and Aims

In the context of the Web, the word “mashup” is used to denote Web applications that are materialized by integrating data, services and/or presentation of other (data) sources or applications. Some applications focus on integrating RSS feeds, others on integrating RESTful services or SOAP services, others on Atom feeds, and there are those that focus on integrating user interfaces. We believe mashups – and especially mashup tools with their models, languages and instruments for mashup development – do bring innovation, in that they tackle integration at the user interface level (most mashups do integrate presentation content, not “just” data), they aim at simplicity more than completeness of features (up to the point that advanced Web users, not only programmers, can develop composite applications), and they allow fairly sophisticated development tasks in the web browser.

Over the last years, we have seen many efforts invested in research on mashups, in both the industrial and the academic context, yet we are still far from a common understanding of the problems that drive the research, of the approaches that best fit given problems, and even of the benefits of the results achieved so far.

In light of these considerations, the goal of ComposableWeb is to stimulate the discussion of key issues, approaches, open problems, innovative applications, and trends in the area of web mashups and lightweight composition on the Web, so as to accelerate progress. ComposableWeb aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners with different research interests and belonging to communities like Web Engineering, Service Engineering, Business Process Management, Databases, Semantic Web, Software Composition and Software Engineering.

Please have a look at the list of topics of interest and the submission instructions.

Latest News

July 22, 2012: Good news! During the workshop tomorrow, we are going to use an Instant Community to manage on-line discussions and knowledge exchange among the speakers and the audience participating in the workshop. 

July 13, 2012: Finally, we have a draft of the workshop program online. Please have a look!

July 10, 2012: We are pleased to announce that Oscar Diaz from the Onekin Research Group, University of the Basque Country, Spain has accepted to give a keynote speech at ComposableWeb 2012. Topic: Web augmentation. 

June 21, 2012: The list of accepted papers has been published. The actual program will follow soon.

May 15, 2012: Submission deadline extended for all ICWE 2012 workshops! New deadline for workshop papers: May 25, 2012. 

March 12, 2012: ComposableWeb 2012 web site goes online.

March 9, 2012: ComposableWeb 2012 accepted for co-location with ICWE 2012 to be held in Berlin, Germany, from July 23-27, 2012.